Village of Delta Sesquicentennial


150th Anniversary Celebration


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The Village of Delta has formed a Sesquicentennial celebration committee and they are planning a variety of fun, informative events for individuals and families to be held starting December 31, 2012 through October 2013. We will be posting details of the events on these web pages as plans are made and dates are set.  We are also posting historical articles about Delta and photos of the past and present.   So keep checking back as these pages are updated.


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Sesquicentennial Committee Appreciation Page

  Early Delta History

--------------  1876 Delta Avalanche Pages

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  -------------- Delta & York Township Area Early History from Aldrich History
  --------------  Maps of Delta

1888 Map of Delta


Current Map of Delta

1858 York Township Plat Map

1858 Swan Creek Township Plat Map


--------------  History of Methodist Episcopal Church    Delta Area 1856-1913


King Family Underground Railroad

     Dedication Ceremony  Underground Railroad Monument Event Information

King Family Underground Railroad Marker

       Pictures of Monument and Dedication Ceremony

"The Life of William King"   By William R. Gregg

MORE on the KING /DONAHUE / BROOKS family Branch 

    Family of Catherine KING Donahue, sister of Reverend William KING

KING Family Descendant Register Report

  Delta Park History

-------------- Chicken Festival History in the News

                Delta Chicken Festival Newspaper Articles from Past Years



Delta Photos of the Past

  -------------- "Historical Part of Delta Disappearing" -The Delta Atlas, 30 June 1966, (Lincoln Hotel)
-------------- "A Trip to Delta" Historical postcard
-------------- "Blazing Chapter in Delta's History"  1957 article about 1920 Bank Robbery

1860 Federal Census list for Village of Delta

with other facts and biographical information of the early settlers


Mary Augusta WOOD

First child born in village of Delta


Delta Antique Building Collapses

June 12 2008


Other Page Links

Village Government

Police Department


Fire Department


School History

Photos of the Delta Fernwood School -  different sides of School, Home Ec and Industrial Art / bus Garage

2012 Photos of School before Demolition

2012 Photos of the School Demolition

Pike-Delta-York Employee Obituaries

Delta High School List of Alumni from Class of 1879 to Class of 1936

1889 Delta High School History from 1939 Del Hi


Business & Industry  


Origin of Oval Wood Dish Company 1883-1916, Jacob M. Longnecker,  the VanCamp / Pet Milk Company

and some other more recent and current Businesses over the years.  Markey Bronze 1930's photo,

Davenport Hardware, Harmon Chevorlet,

Oval Wood Dish operations 1916-1964 after move from Delta to Michigan

Roger Sullivan's Obituary -owner Oval Wood Dish Co. Tupper Lake NY

More about the Longnecker Family of Delta

"The Winds of Change of Change Sweep into Delta" -North Star Steel

Rupp's Hatchery History and the first Chicken Festival

Dailey's Jewelry Store

Baker Furtniture Store History

Hartley Electric Appliance Store

Bernath Furniture Store


Delta Photos


Veterans / Legion

Village of Delta Civil War Veteran Burials


Delta Reservoirs &  Bad Creek

More History Along Bad Creek -Early Indian History & Winameg Mounds on National Register

* Transcription of the Excavation Report of the Mounds in 1893

* Mastodon Bones Unearthed at Winameg in 1978


Prominent Residents   -More facts and biographies of residents

          2013 Delta Citizen of the Year - Glenn Mohler

Doctor Samuel Bell Finney 


Odds and Ends

The Great Auto Race of 1908 -German Protos makes stop in Delta


More Odds and Ends -page 2


Odds and Ends Continued  -page 3



Village of Delta


Delta Chamber of Commerce



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